It has been a long time coming, but tomorrow sees the release of the second book in the Extinction Point trilogy. Extinction Point: Exodus picks up right where we left Emily and Thor in the first book. It’s available from Amazon and all good bookstores (always wanted to say that )
You heard me right. The sequel to Extinction Point will be officially released on June 11th, but you can pre-order it from Amazon right now.
“Reporter Emily Baxter survived the alien red rain that blanketed and annihilated the human race. But after the downpour, and the lethal contagion it spread, came an even greater horror: the rampant transformation of the dead into something utterly unearthly.
With a terrifying new form of life emerging from the mutated landscape, Emily’s only hope is to flee toward distant Alaska where she can unite with the survivors who have reached out to her from a remote science facility. The journey from New York will be long and painstaking, and Emily has only her faithful dog and whatever she can carry. But, after discovering a small family of refugees along the way, Emily’s determination to escape the unfolding catastrophe and carve out a new future is renewed. Standing in their way are Earth’s new masters, equally determined to survive and thrive, and possessed of monstrous capabilities Emily and her allies can’t begin to imagine…until they’re face to face with the hideous reality.
In the battle about to begin, there will be no room for mistakes or mercy—only the most ruthless instincts to survive.”
You can find the pre-order via the following Amazon links:
My thanks to all of you for your support.
So tomorrow is the big day! The fine folks over at 47North will release the new edition of the original version of Extinction Point as an e-book, paperback, and audio version (available here).. I have to say they have done a bang-up job and been a real pleasure to work with.
Now, if you’ve already read EP then you’ve read this version. This is NOT the sequel It’s an edited version of my original self-published novel. You CAN preorder the sequel Extinction Point: Exodus by clicking here, though. It’s due for release on June 11th.
Thanks to all my readers for their unending support. You have no idea how cool you guys are.
It’s that most wonderful time of the year again (how did that happen so fast?) and, to celebrate, ALL of my books will be available for free this Friday (21st) through Sunday (23rd). If you haven’t read Extinction Point or Toward Yesterday yet (or you know someone who might enjoy either of them) they’ll be available on Amazon (worldwide) this weekend, so spread the word, far and wide
However you celebrate this time of year, I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support, and to wish you all a very happy and prosperous New Year.
Better start grabbing your supplies while you can
You may have been wondering what is happening with book-two of Extinction Point. Well, I have some good-news and, of course, I have some bad(ish) news.
A month or so ago, I was approached by an Acquisitions Editor for 47North, Amazon Publishing’s sci-fi imprint that you may have read about (Publishers Weekly announcement ) . They were interested in purchasing the rights to the Extinction Point series, and I’ve held off on posting an update until I knew for certain exactly what was happening and the deal was signed, sealed, and delivered.
Since I was a kid, I’ve always wanted to be a writer. I had a couple of short stories published back in the eighties, I worked as a journalist here in Nevada, and I owned my own copywriting company for a couple of years. All writing related jobs, but not writing. Not storytelling. At 46 (how the hell did that happen?) the offer from 47North was just too good to turn down, it’s the realization of a lifelong dream; to be an honest-to-goodness published author!
So, first the bad news: book two will not be released until next year. There, I said it. Phew! Sorry, ladies and gents, I know that’s not what you wanted to hear. But that’s the worst of it. Thank you so much to everyone who has emailed me or posted about the next book, I hope you can be patient for a little while longer. I promise you the book will be worth the wait.
Now for the good news: now that I’m working for the man … I mean 47North… I’ll get the full power of the largest bookseller in the world behind Extinction Point. That means a full makeover for the current novel: new cover design, professional editing, expert marketing and backup. It also means the series is guaranteed to continue for its three-book run (maybe more).
The first book will be re-released at the end of February next year with book two following a couple of months later. I’ll share whatever the guys over at 47North say is okay with you during the process, and I believe they have a couple of marketing promotions planned that will allow me to share some of the new book’s details and sample chapters, when we are a little further along.
I’m also working on a new novella (a time travel story) that I will have ready for publication by the end of the year.
So, there you have it. That wasn’t quite as painful as I thought it would be. So, let me know what you think, I’d be happy to hear your thoughts.
What a great weekend.
Over 9,000 giveaways in the US, just over 1,000 in the UK, 21 in Germany, and –drum roll, please– 1 in Italy Extinction Point made it all the way to #27 in Amazon’s Top 100 freebie list in the UK (#1 in both the Sci-fi and Horror Top-100′s) and #28 in the US Top-100 (#1 in the Sci-fi and Horror genre top-100′s here, too).
So, if you’ve landed here as a result of the book giveaway, I want to say a big thank you for taking the time to read the first installment of Emily & Thor’s story. Hopefully you enjoyed it.
The next book in the series is well underway and should realistically be ready around the end of September. You can sign-up to be notified of the sequel’s release date by using the form over on the left side of this page. If you’re using a Tablet to access this blog you might experience problems with the form, so just drop me a line using the Contact Paul page, or drop me a line directly at Paul@DisturbedUniverse.com, and I’ll add you to the notification list manually.
One last thing: if you have a second, would you please write a short review on the Amazon site for me. Reviews really help to get a book noticed and, as a relatively unknown author, I can use all the help I can get.
Thank you all again.
This is the last chance for you to grab a free copy of Extinction Point from Amazon. I’ll most likely be stepping out of the KDP Select program in the coming month to publish on a couple of other platforms (Kobo and B&N). So, if you know anyone who you think would like a free copy, send them on over to their local Amazon site this weekend.
Also, if you guys get a chance, stop by http://www.fkbooksandtips.com/ , the site’s owner and moderator, Michael, has been incredibly helpful with helping me get word of Extinction Point out …
Have a great weekend all.